The sun was shining on this special May weekend as we arrived at The Ashford Estate for the amazing wedding celebration of Mike and Brian corrdinated by Kathi Evans and her fantastic team at All the Best Weddings & Celebrations.  Surrounded by hundreds of acres of farmland in a secluded region of southwestern New Jersey, The Ashford Estate is a hidden gem for couples looking for country estate elegance and rustic sophistication.  With their love for the country and gardens, The Ashford Estate was the perfect choice for Mike and Brian to exchange wedding vows and celebrate with the heart of their lives, their closest family and friends.  It was a spectatular family affair and you could feel the deep connection among the families.

 

We really cannot say enough about this amazing couple.  The depth of their commitment and love for eachother is clear and resounding.  We couldn’t be happier for them.  Congratulations to one of the most amazing couples we have had the opportunity to document.  Thank you for sharing your special day with us and those you love!

The Ashford Estate | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

Engagement Rings:  Golden Goose (Rumson, NJ) | Wedding Bands:  Tiffany

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Wedding | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Wedding | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

Dressed in Ralph Lauren Cream dinner jackets, pants by Etro and shoes by Jimmy Choo, Mike and Brian prepared for their big day with their mothers on hand to help with bow-ties and last minute details.  Their terrier cufflinks were homage to the bright light in their life, Maisy.

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Wedding | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Wedding | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Wedding | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

The Ashford Estate, with its  brilliantly designed 30 park-like acres of sculpted property, fountains, waterfalls, garden arbors and sprawling views was a special place to capture Mike and Brian as a couple and with those closest to them.

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Wedding | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Wedding | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Wedding | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Wedding | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

With an intimate ceremony in the barn chapel followed immediately by an elegant cocktail hour in the conservatory and reception in the grand ballroom the evening was a collection of perfect moments connected by the love and happiness felt by all of the guests.

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Wedding | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Wedding | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Wedding | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Wedding | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Wedding | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

Event Designers:  Darryn Murphy & Craig Kiely Designs

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Wedding | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Wedding | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

Wedding Cake:  Mandoli’s Custom Cake Confectionary

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Wedding | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Wedding | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Weddings | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Wedding | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Weddings | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Wedding | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer

The Ashford Estate | NJ Estate Weddings | Photography by Berit Bizjak of Images by Berit | Ashford Estate Wedding Photographer


Venue:  The Ashford Estate | Reception Management:  Weddings of Distinction |  Catering:  Merri Makers Catering

Event Planning & Wedding Coordinator:  Kathi Evans of All the Best Weddings & Celebrations

Event Designers:  Darryn Murphy & Craig Kiely Designs | Event Lighting & Stage Rental:  Fenelli Design HQ

Invitations:  Ink Papery | Wine and Liquor:  Neptune Wines & Liquors | Champagne:  Rumson Liquors | Wait & Bar Staff:  Tastings | Wedding Cake:  Mandoli’s Custom Cake Confectionary

Ceremony Music:  Rockingham Quartet | Band:  The A-Town A-List | Favors:  Devil Brownies & Daisy Chocolates

Valet Parking:  Parking Productions | Guest Transportation:  Concorde Worldwide Limousine